Garden of Roses

“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” — Walter Hagen nectar of long life fragrant sustenance of gods perfume of flowers *   *   * Archways of Life ~ Enjoy the ambrosia of roses • Elizabeth Park Conservancy, West Hartford, Conn. photo … More Garden of Roses

Pathways

“Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.” —Sarah Ban Breathnach winding labyrinths offer path to joy-filled goal always centered *   *   * Tulips in Bloom ~ Follow the spring garden paths at Elizabeth Park • Photo by Ellen Franks • “Pathway” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 … More Pathways

Purple

“All other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul.” — Uniek Swain ironic union power of red, peace of blue royalty, mourning *   *   * Showstoppers ~ Dinnerplate dahlias pack rich, solid color into deep purple blossoms • Photo and Purple Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese … More Purple

Eye Candy

“Come out here where the roses have opened. Let the soul and the world meet.” — Rumi eye candy and scent environmental buffer senses pull in peace *   *   * Roses, Roses ~ Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, West Hartford, Conn. • Photo by Ellen Franks • Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a … More Eye Candy

Wild Beauty

“Cherish sunsets, wild creatures, and wild places. Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth.” — Stewart Udall “People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” — Iris Murdoch    Wild Beauty — Gardens at the … More Wild Beauty

Artists’ Colony

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” — Edgar Degas Aubrey, Ava and Olivia enjoy a summer afternoon watching an artist transform the gardens of the Florence Griswold Museum into a work of art. The three had just completed a tour of Miss Florence’s house, getting a taste of life … More Artists’ Colony

Sensational

“There’s something about autumn that wakes up our senses and reminds us to live…”— Author Unknown *   *   * Autumn Brilliance— Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017